quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2018


"In violent times
You shouldn't have to sell your soul
In black and white
They really really ought to know
Those one track minds
That took you for a working boy
Kiss them goodbye
You shouldn't have to jump for joy
You shouldn't have to shout for joy

Let it all out
These are the things I can do without
Come on
I'm talking to you
Come on"

Tears for Fears

quarta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2018

terça-feira, 23 de outubro de 2018

sexta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2018

Poke Fun At The Arresting Officer

"This was the 80's. If the cops brought you to the police station for graffiti in the mid-80's, the other officers would laugh at the arresting officer for bringing you in. It was called a “bad collar.” The officers would poke fun at the arresting officer saying, “This is what you arrested? There’s people killing people. There’s people pumping crack into their veins. There’s people breaking into stores. Robbing, stealing, and raping, and you arrested a little kid who wrote graffiti who’s like 14 years old?” It’s like, “What is that?” So they’d laugh at him. Nowadays, it’s a felony, and if you make a graffiti arrest, it’s considered a very good thing."

Cost (Street Artist)

quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2018

Impávido o nome

"Do fim da grande asaõ com que ultimando
A mais árdua vitoria felismente,
Tinha a um nome de impávida memoria
Por entre o ferro, e o fogo alcanse dado."

Francisco de Paula Figueiredo (1792)

terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2018

Invenção, Debuxo e Colorido

“Consta de 3 partes a Pintura, que são as principais; Invenção, Debuxo e Colorido. Em a Invenção consiste toda a consideração da obra disposta como entendimento por representação: vem a ser o plano perspectivo conforme a Historia, a disposição das figuras, a postura de cada hua e a concordancia de tudo. Ao Debuxo pertence dar à execução essa ordem já disposta pelo entendimento, o correcto dos contornos, conforme a Anatomia, a Simitria dos corpos, o proporcionado de cada parte com o todo, as regras da Architectura, Perspectiva e suas diminuições.”

Felix da Costa (in A Antiguidade da Arte da Pintura, 1696)

quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2018

WANTED dead or alive

In one of our action nights we lost a stencil in Cascais downtown. We provide a reward for any information leading to its recovery.

terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2018

Que empregos?!?

Quando as estatísticas anunciam que o desemprego diminui, deve-se criticamente ter em atenção a qualidade (ou a falta dela) das ocupações laborais que vão sendo criadas. Com frequência o chamado mercado de trabalho ainda oscila dubiamente entre a exploração capitalista e a servidão feudalista.

domingo, 7 de outubro de 2018

Into Workfare Schemes

"Across Europe, not just in the U.K., the old Beveridge and Bismarckian variants of the welfare state have been dismantled. In their place has been erected a mish-mash of means-tested, behaviour-tested social assistance, with a growing tendency to force young unemployed into workfare schemes, which are helping to depress real wages."

Guy Standing

sexta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2018

Dust In The Wind

"I close my eyes only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity

Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground
Though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Now don't hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
(All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind
(Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind
(In the wind)"


quinta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2018

The Gender Debate

People have no idea how strange, underground, messy and even dirty are the places we have to go in order to do non-authorized Graffiti. Far from the tidy and cosy environments that surround fashionable murals in festivals, some urban places might be dangerous.

No wonder they don't atract female artists. There are very few writers who are women and some would say Graffiti is a sort of chauvinist practice.

It's known that Graffiti can be thought provoking on a variety of levels, from aesthetic to social. It can also be challenging in terms of gender issues.